News: Home

Protecting elephants to benefit people
3 September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
26 August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
11 August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28 July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
11 June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22 May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22 May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15 May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
25 April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25 April 2015 Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
The EU is a major player in the global illegal trade in wildlife products; it ne
23 April 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week officials in Vietnam seized a 65kg shipment of ivory and rhino horn. In monetary terms, it was worth hundreds of Read more »
Welcome, Politico Europe,to the European media landscape.
21 April 2015 Adrian Hiel
This week is the launch of Politico Europe. It’s an ambitious expansion for Politico, the online (and now print Read more »
13 April 2015 Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10 April 2015 Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
26 March 2015 David Higgins
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Read more »
The Author at Whalefest.
25 March 2015 Barbara Slee
Have you ever smelled the breath of a whale? I did, and it smells really fishy. During a whale watching boat trip, I felt Read more »
Lopare’s dogs gradually gained more and more allies, until the whole community a
24 March 2015 Rebecca Brimley
I recognized the black and tan dog at once, even though she had noticeably changed — she had put on weight, and was Read more »
If we don’t deal with demand for ivory in China, the battle for elephants in Afr
24 March 2015 Jason Bell
I left the African Elephant Summit in Kasane on Monday with mixed feelings as to whether we are actually making progress Read more »
Walking the Bears
by adintino
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Annual Report FY11
by adintino
Annual Report 2011 Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
by rbartlett
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Emergency Relief for Animals
by adintino
Extending a Lifeline - Elephants orphaned by conflict, penguins affected by climate change, dogs and cats stranded after disa Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
by adintino
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there are Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20 June 2016 by adouillet
Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking Read more »
Jane Goodall, Azzedine Downes together offer thoughts on tragic Harambe killing
19 June 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The heartbreaking news of the death of Harambe, a popular western lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who was killed to Read more »
IFAW together with more than 36,700 citizens urge the EU Environment Ministers t
16 June 2016 by svandereyd
On Monday 20th June 2016, EU Ministers of the Environment will be given the opportunity to create momentum for wildlife as Read more »
15 June 2016 by CT Harry
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Read more »
Killing for Trophies: Report analyzes trophy hunting around the world
14 June 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
The auctioning of a permit to kill a rare rhino in Namibia. A Texas cheerleader posting pictures on social media with a Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
14 June 2016 by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13 June 2016 by svandereyd
A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long Read more »
France, Germany, Spain: over 1,7 tons of ivory seized throughout the EU since Ap
9 June 2016 by svandereyd
Over the past three weeks, French and German customs authorities have seized respectively 350kg and 625kg of illegal ivory. Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1 June 2016 by Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »

Media Contact

IFAW experts are available for comment on a wide array of animal welfare topics both as a general resource and for media interviews.
Contact IFAW Experts

 

In the news

Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

Image libraries

Image library

IFAW maintains a growing archive of thousands of hours of broadcast-quality video footage and digital photographs as well as corporate logos.                    Visit our library »

Creative commons images

We have made some of our most requested animal photos available for download in IFAW’s Creative Commons image set. You are free to download, reproduce, distribute or display them within the terms of the Creative Commons license.
See the images and license »